Chiribiquete National Park is enormously important for the global climate. But the surrounding area has the highest rate of deforestation in Latin America. As demand for agricultural land increases, deforestation is moving dangerously close to the park's borders. A GIZ and ICI project aims to convince farmers to implement more resource-efficent methods on their farms and avoid cutting down trees. The few surviving forest areas around the national park need better protection, as they are important for the threatened biodiversity of the region.
A film by Michael Altenhenne